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  • Copenhagen: Emerging powers join hands

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    Hindustan Times: China, India, South Africa and Brazil have united to draw the battle-lines for the Copenhagen climate summit, after their own surprise seven-hour summit skillfully staged by the Chinese leadership in Beijing on Saturday.In a pre-Copenhagen coup quietly planned by China, as it grappled with global pressure to curb emissions as the world’s biggest […]

  • Climate Change at The Economist

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    Editorial: Why political orthodoxy must not silence scientific argument“WHAT is truth?” That was Pontius Pilate’s answer to Jesus’s assertion that “Everyone that is of the truth heareth my voice.” It sounds suspiciously like the modern argument over climate change. A majority of the world’s climate scientists have convinced themselves, and also a lot of laymen, […]

  • Secrecy in science is a corrosive force

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    Financial Times: With no disrespect to sausages and laws, Bismarck’s most famous aphorism clearly requires updating. “Scientific research” is bidding furiously to make the global shortlist of things one should not see being made. Understandably so. Sciences at the cutting edge of statistics and public policy can make blood sports seem genteel. Scientists aggressively promoting […]

  • NYT: CRU Affair Prompts Calls for Changes in Climate Research

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    The New York Times: Some prominent climate scientists are calling for changes in the way research on global warming is conducted after a British university said thousands of private e-mail messages and documents had been stolen from its climate center.The scientists say that the e-mail messages, which have circulated on the Internet and which disclose […]

  • Roger Pielke Jr: China’s Carbon Intensity Pledge

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    Roger Pielke Jr: China has put some numbers on its carbon intensity pledge — that is, its aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP. China has promised to reduced its carbon intensity of GDP by 40-45% by 2020. While a few folks have been fooled (or are trying to fool you) into […]

  • Our First Success: Inquiry Into CRU Climate E-mails

    • Date: 28/11/09
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    Six days after Lord Lawson, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the GWPF, called for an independent inquiry into the CRU data affair, it would appear that such a public investigation may now be set up. It will be absolutely crucial that the inquiry is beyond reproach. For this reason, the Global Warming Policy Foundation calls for the […]

  • Medieval Warm Period Warmer Than Today

    • Date: 27/11/09
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    At first reading the message one takes from this research just published in the journal Science is that Michael Mann of Penn State University has shown that the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age do in fact exist. This is in contrast to his earlier work that produced the now infamous hockey stick […]

  • Copenhagen: China’s Green Bluff

    • Date: 27/11/09
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    BEIJING (Reuters) – A top Chinese climate envoy said Friday only emissions curbs carried out under its newly announced carbon intensity targets that have international financial support will be open to outside scrutiny.Yu Qingtai, China’s climate change ambassador, added that most of the country’s emissions-curbing plans would likely not fall into the category of “measurable, […]



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